The Value of the U.S.-European Alliance: From the Marshall Plan to Today

A. Wess Mitchell, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs April 5, 2018 Seven decades ago, Americans made a decision to rebuild Europe after the Second World War. The six years of fighting that followed Germany’s invasion of Poland in 1939 left much of the European continent in ruins. Many of Western Europe’s largest and ...
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Remarks by Secretary Mattis at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

"We can see U.S. support for NATO's forward presence extended out to 2020 for the security of the United States and all NATO nations. We can see the $4.8 billion requested by President Trump last month for the European reassurance initiative, an increase over our commitment last year.  Beyond any words in the newspapers, you ...
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Photo Slide Show: 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan

On June 5 1947, U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall proposed the extension of massive economic assistance to the devastated nations of Europe, saying that “its purpose should be the revival of a working economy in the world so as to permit the existence of political and social conditions in which free institutions can ...
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